Light City Baltimore is this week, and we couldn’t be prouder of the many UMBC community members taking part in this festival of light, art, music, and innovation. Take a short trip down memory lane as we remember some of the Light City participants we’ve featured on this very blog:
- Ekiben, the Fells Point food stand-turned-restaurant run by Nick Yesupriya ’13, biological sciences, Steve Chu ’12, economics, and Ephrem Abebe ’13, information systems, will be serving up their signature Asian-fusion cuisine along the Inner Harbor during the festival.
- Mina Cheon, M.F.A. ’02, imaging and digital arts, along with her husband, Gabriel Kroiz, has placed 15 LED-lit diamond sculptures along the Jones Falls River for the “Diamonds Light Baltimore” installation. At 10 p.m.each night, the diamonds will change color from white to blue to reflect the citywide curfew put in place during last year’s unrest over the death of Freddie Gray, and to “respond to the most current and largest city light installation in Baltimore, the blue light police surveillance.”
- Adam Trice ’04, English, is bringing “graveyard country” to Light City with his band, Red Sammy. When UMBC Magazine caught up with him back in 2011, Trice said his identity as a musician and lyricist was heavily influenced by his literary background: “A lot of electives in the creative writing track…are the strong focus from which I draw.”
For a more complete list of alumni, staff, and faculty members involved with Light City, UMBC News has you covered.
As for us, we’ll be in the Black and Gold Lounge at the Columbus Center tonight through Saturday evening. Stop by for some free refreshments, mingle with your fellow alumni, and test out our new Retriever Stories website as the harbor lights up. Can’t wait to see you there!